Uncommon Upper Extremity Compression Neuropathies

Elisa J. Knutsen, Ryan P. Calfee

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Hand surgeons routinely treat carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes, which are the most common upper extremity nerve compression syndromes. However, more infrequent nerve compression syndromes of the upper extremity may be encountered. Because they are unusual, the diagnosis of these nerve compression syndromes is often missed or delayed. This article reviews the causes, proposed treatments, and surgical outcomes for syndromes involving compression of the posterior interosseous nerve, the superficial branch of the radial nerve, the ulnar nerve at the wrist, and the median nerve proximal to the wrist.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-4453
Number of pages4011
JournalHand clinics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2013


  • Compression
  • Median
  • Nerve
  • Radial
  • Ulnar
  • Uncommon


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